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Top 10 Best Manchester United managers ever

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Top 10 Best Manchester United managers ever

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Who is the greatest manager of Manchester United? Sir Alex Ferguson is arguably the greatest manager of all time that ever worked at the Old Trafford for the Red Devils.

Every Manchester United fan that ever witnessed the club dominate English football for almost 20 years knows that it is all because of this man and this man alone.

In his 26 years, he got 13 Premier League titles for the club, a record that remain unbreakable to date.

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Top 10 Greatest Manchester United Managers Of All-Time

But who are the other fantastic managers that graced Man United? NaijNaira now takes a look at the top 10 best managers for Manchester United.

10. Dave Sexton

Sexton managed Manchester United from 1977 to 1981. He guided United to the FA Charity shield in his first season in charge before leading them to a silver medal in the 1979 FA Cup after they were defeated 3-2 by rivals Arsenal.

The Englishman guided the Red Devils to a second-place finish in the Football League First Division in the 1979-80 season.

9. David Moyes

Best Manchester United managers

Moyes took over as the head coach of United in 2013 after the departure of Alex Ferguson. He guided the team to the 2013 Community shield trophy after his side defeated Wigan Athletic 2-0.

He was sacked after just 10 months in charge following a long run of poor results including exits from the Champions League, EFL Cup, and FA Cup combined with the fact that the team was seating seventh on the table at the time.

8. Louis van Gaal

Best Manchester United managers

Van Gaal was the manager of Manchester United from 2014 to 2016. He led the team to an FA Cup triumph in 2016 after defeating Crystal Palace 2-1 in the final.

The Dutchman led United to a fourth-place finish in the league in his first season and a fifth-place finish in his second season.

7. Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Best Manchester United managers

Solskjær became manager of Manchester United in 2018 and remained their manager till 2021 when he was sacked.

He did not win any trophy at United, but he did come close to winning the Europa League trophy in 2021, However his side lost 11-10 on penalties to Villareal in the final.

The Norwegian guided his team to a third-place finish in the league in his first full season in charge and a second-place finish in his second season in charge.

6. José Mourinho

Best Manchester United managers

Mourinho was the manager of Manchester United from 2016 to 2018. He won the FA Community Shield, EFL Cup, and Europa League and guided United to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese guided his team to a second-place finish in the Premier League in his second season in charge and they also finished as runner-up in both the FA Cup and Super Cup that season.

5. Tommy Docherty

Best Manchester United managers

Docherty managed Manchester United for five years from 1972 to 1977. He led the team to a Second Division title in the 1974-75 season and an FA Cup title in 1997 after defeating tournament favorites Liverpool 2-1 in the final.

They also came as runner-up in the 1976 FA Cup after the Red Devils were beaten by Southampton 1-0 in the final.

4. Ron Atkinson

Best Manchester United managers

Atkinson was the manager of Manchester United for five years from 1981 to 1986. He won the FA Cup with United on two occasions in 1983 and 1985 and won the FA Charity shield on one occasion in 1983.

in his five-year spell at the club, the Englishman took the team to a third-place finish on two occasions in the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons and a fourth-place finish on three occasions in the 1983-84, 1984-85, and 1985-86 seasons.

3. Ernest Mangnall

Mangnall was the head coach of Manchester United for nine years from 1903 to 1912. He won the First Division title twice in the 1907–08 and 1910–11 seasons.

The Englishman also won the FA Cup in 1909 as well as the Charity shield in 1908 and 1911. This made him the third most successful manager in the history of the club.

2. Sir Matt Busby

Matt managed Manchester United for 24 years from 1945 to 1969. He won the First Division title five times in the 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1964–65, and 1966–67 seasons.

The former Manchester City forward also won five Charity Shields, two FA Cups and one European Cup in the 1967-68 season after defeating Porto 4-1 in the final.

1. Sir Alex Ferguson

Best Manchester United managers

Ferguson was the manager of Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. He played a key role in the transformation of Manchester United. He is also the club’s most successful manager in its history.

Alex won a total of 38 trophies at United including 13 Premier League titles, 10 Community Shields, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles.

His incredible achievements and performance earned him two statues at Old Trafford.


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